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Cleopatra was queen of Egypt last ruler of the dynasty founded by Ptolemy aMacedonian general of Alexander the Great who took Egypt as his share in dividingAlexanders empire Her capital Alexander founded by Alexander the Great wasthe center of Hellenistic Greek culture of the world at that time as well as a greatcommercial center Although she imagined as a beautiful and glamorous womantoday she was not very attractively depicted on ancient coins having a long hooknose and masculine features Flamarion 181 She deemed to be a strong-willedMacedonian queen who was brilliant and dreamed of a greater world empire Highlyintelligent this shrewd politician almost achieved this goal Her contributions as thelast of the Ptolemaic Greek rulers of independent Egypt were the endless expansionof the Roman Empire throughout the Mediterranean and at her death left behind arich imperial province which continued to flourish as the center of commercescience and learning under Roman rule Newman 554 This natural born leaderwas the oldest living daughter of Ptolemy XII Auletes and of his sister and wifeCleopatra Tryphaena Such brother-sister marriages were common among membersof the Egyptian ruling house Her father who died in 51 BC requested theCleopatra and his oldest son Ptolemy XIII become joint rulers and made Rome theguardian of the Egyptian state The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the life of aprominent Egyptian figure who through her determination and strong willestablished herself as a pharaoh and queen of EgyptProblems arose when the young Ptolemy began to serve as a puppet forpower-hungry advisers who much have found him far more easy to command anddictate than Cleopatra who was older and more intelligent Cleopatra and herbrother started a civil war between themselves which resulted in her being forcedinto exile to Syria In Syria she raised an army and started back to Egypt to regainher throne In 48 BC this ambitious monarch was in Pelusium on the easternfrontier of Egypt with her newly acquired army preparing to attack her
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